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Center fielder O’Conner posts that he’s leaving IU

Thursday, July 24th, 2014   |   No comments

Indiana center fielder Tim O’Conner posted on his Twitter account on Thursday that he is leaving the program. O’Conner, a Cincinnati native who originally enrolled at IU as a scholarship football player, had graduated, but has one year of eligibility remaining. “Well it was an unbelievable four years at IU,” he posted. “Couldn’t ask for […]



Lemonis introduced, signs contract for five years, $250,000 per year

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014   |   No comments

The details of Chris Lemonis’s contract suggest that it comes with patience. At Lemonis’s introductory press conference on Tuesday — held nearly three weeks after his hiring because of summer scheduling conflicts — Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced that his new baseball coach will sign a five-year deal for $250,000 per year. That’s less […]



Lemonis adds Cheesebrough to IU baseball staff

Monday, July 14th, 2014   |   2 comments

Here’s the release from IU: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kyle Cheesebrough, an assistant under Indiana head baseball coach Chris Lemonisat Louisville, will join IU as an assistant coach and the Hoosiers’ recruiting coordinator, Lemonis announced Monday. Cheesebrough will also work with IU’s hitters and catchers. “I’m excited about adding Kyle Cheesebrough because we’re getting a young, […]



Lemonis named Indiana’s new head baseball coach

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014   |   12 comments

Chris Lemonis, Louisville’s hitting coach and recruiting coordinator, has been named Indiana’s new baseball coach according to a source within the department. Lemonis has been at Louisville with head coach Dan McDonnell since 2007 and has helped the Cardinals to three College World Series in his tenure. He also coached at the Citadel for more […]



Ty Neal signs extension at Cincinnati

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014   |   Comments Off

Former Indiana assistant coach Ty Neal signed a contract extension through 2019 as head coach at Cincinnati, ending any speculation that he might replace his former boss Tracy Smith at Indiana. It doesn’t appear, however, that Neal was strongly pursued by Indiana for the position. The Hoosiers have  had two coaches in for interviews — […]



Glass: Baseball opening already generating interest

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014   |   Comments Off

Fred Glass said he was willing to dig deep into the athletic department budget to keep Tracy Smith. The Indiana athletic director wasn’t sure if he could match what Arizona State was offering his head baseball coach to leave, but he was willing to do what it took to find out. The Hooisers were already […]



Smith: “This is something I didn’t see coming”

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014   |   18 comments

Finally got Tracy Smith on the phone at about 8 p.m. this evening. Some of what he said will be in tomorrow’s story, but what follows is as close to a complete transcript as I can produce of our conversation. My questions are edited for brevity. Q: How did this come about? A: Really, this […]





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